Acne consists of spots and painful bumps on the skin. It’s most noticeable on the face, but can also appear on the back, shoulders and buttocks.
Self care tips:
Avoid picking or squeezing spots as this can cause inflammation and lead to scarring.
Use a mild face wash, which can be bought from a pharmacy.
There’s no evidence that wearing make-up or that certain foods, such as fried foods or chocolate, can cause or aggravate acne.
Acne is caused by bacteria building up on your skin. The less you touch your skin, the less bacteria will spread on your skin.
Mild acne is treated using gels or creams containing medications like benzoyl peroxide. Ask a pharmacist for advice.
Toothpaste can be applied over small acne, but remember its means for your teeth and not your skin. The baking soda which is contained in toothpaste is what causes the drying of the acne. Only baking soda does pretty much the same job, if you don’t want to go for medical treatment.
If over-the-counter treatments don’t help, treatments are available on prescription. Your doctor can assess how bad your acne is and discuss the options with you.
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